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A Tribute Song to the American people in honor of the upcoming inauguration ceremony of President Obama to emphasize and strengthen the special bond between the people of the United States and Israel


Let me make the songs for the people,
Songs for the old and young;
Let me make the songs for the people,
Songs to stir like a battle-cry
Wherever they are sung.

Not for the clashing of sabres,
For carnage nor for strife; ho no
But songs to thrill the hearts of men
With more abundant life.

Let me make the songs for the weary,
Amid life's fever and fret,
Let me make the songs for the weary,
Till hearts shall relax their tension,
And careworn brows forget.

Let me sing for little children,
Before their footsteps stray,
Sweet anthems of love and duty,
To float o'er life's highway.

I would sing for the poor and aged,
When shadows dim their sight;
Of the bright and restful mansions,
Where there shall be no night.

Let me make the songs for the people,
Our world needs music, pure and strong,
Let me make the songs for the people,
To hush the jangle and discords
Of sorrow, pain, and wrong.

Music to soothe all its sorrow,
Till war and crime shall cease;
And the hearts of men grown tender
Girdle the world with peace
(John Lennon)
Imagine all the people living life in peace.


released January 21, 2013
Lyrics: Frances E. W. Harper
Music and arrangement: GIlad
Efroni Choir conductor: Maya Shavit
Arrangement for choir: Tommer Hesseg
Drums: Asher Fedi
Bass: Valery Lipets
Elec. Guitar: David Biton
Piano: Tomer Mezamer
Sax Tenor: Mark Rozen
Mix& Mastering: Steve Macmillan L.A, U.S.A.
Recording Engineer: Gil Teleman
Recorded at Bardo Studios, 4 Harakoon St., Ramat Gan. Jan 2013


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